Definitions for treacherousˈtrɛtʃ ər əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

treach•er•ousˈtrɛtʃ ər əs(adj.)

  1. characterized by faithlessness or readiness to betray trust.

  2. deceptive, untrustworthy, or unreliable.

  3. unstable or insecure, as footing.

  4. dangerous; hazardous:

    a treacherous climb.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. treacherous, unreliable(adj)

    dangerously unstable and unpredictable

    "treacherous winding roads"; "an unreliable trestle"

  2. punic, perfidious, treacherous(adj)

    tending to betray; especially having a treacherous character as attributed to the Carthaginians by the Romans

    "Punic faith"; "the perfidious Judas"; "the fiercest and most treacherous of foes"; "treacherous intrigues"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. treacherous(adjective)ˈtrɛtʃ ər əs

    very dangerous

    treacherous driving conditions


  1. treacherous(Adjective)

    Exhibiting treachery.

  2. treacherous(Adjective)

    Deceitful; inclined to betray.

  3. treacherous(Adjective)

    Unreliable; dangerous.

    a treacherous mountain trail

  4. Origin: From treacher

Webster Dictionary

  1. Treacherous(adj)

    like a traitor; involving treachery; violating allegiance or faith pledged; traitorous to the state or sovereign; perfidious in private life; betraying a trust; faithless

Translations for treacherous

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


betraying or likely to betray

a treacherous person/act.

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